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To reduce pain for all structures supplied by the entire inferior alveolar nerve order 300 mg allopurinol visa, the anesthetic is deposited next to the mandibular nerve before it enters the mandibular foramen discount 100 mg allopurinol amex. Recall that the mandibular foramen is located on the medial surface of the ramus of the mandible, a little over halfway from the anterior to the posterior border of the ramus (Fig. On most adults, the foramen is also located a small distance (on average about 5 mm or 1/4 to 1/2 in. In order to reach the mandibular foramen, the needle penetrates the mucosa of the pterygomandibular fold about 1/2 in. Recall that the internal surface of each ramus, when viewed from above, diverges wider as it goes posteriorly, so the handle of the syringe must be angled across the premolars on the opposite side in order to parallel the medial surface of the ramus. This angle is evident in Figure 15-31 and can also be seen in the mouth in Figure 15-30. If bone is touched before reaching the estimated depth of the foramen, or if the bone is not reached when you are well beyond the foramen, you need to pull back the needle, re-angle the syringe, and try again. If bone is reached at the estimated location of the inferior alveolar nerve, pull back the needle very slightly to avoid damaging the bone, then aspirate to ensure you are not in a vessel, and inject the anesthetic. Anesthetic can be placed in small amounts at intervals while entering through the mucosa toward the mandibular foramen (reaspirating each time) in order to reach the lingual nerve branch, which is next to the inferior alveolar nerve. Because the lingual nerve is located within the tissue adjacent to the mandibular nerve (Fig. Blocking the inferior alveolar nerve and lingual nerve should reduce pain in all mandibular teeth and almost all surrounding tissues but should also numb half of the tongue and half of the lip on that side. The only area not numb would be the tissue just buccal to the molars, which is innervated by the buccinator (long buccal) nerve (described earlier). If only tissue or teeth of mandibular premolars or anterior teeth need to be anesthetized, the anesthetic solution can be applied at the location of the mental foramen (Fig. At this location in the mandible, the mental nerve branches off the inferior alveolar nerve and exits the mandible to spread anteriorly and innervate the lower lip and adjacent labial tissue. Just inside of this foramen, the inferior alveolar nerve continues forward within the mandible as incisive branches to innervate the pulps of anterior teeth. This foramen is normally palpable (and evident on radiographs) at a level between or near the root tips of the mandibular premolars. The injection enters mucosa at the depth (fornix) of the buccal vestibule extending to the level of the palpated foramen. Due to the posterior superior direction of the canal inside of the men- tal foramen, it is best to direct the needle inferiorly and slightly from the distal (Fig. An advantage of this injection is that it does not numb any of the tongue, so it does not affect the ability of the person to speak as might occur with an inferior alveolar block that numbs the tongue on the side of the injection. Note: It may also be possible to anesthetize only mandibular incisors by placing the anesthetic just labial to the alveolar bone facial to the root tips of the mandibular anterior teeth. Even though the mandibular bone is dense, this may be successful if the bone overlying these roots is quite thin. Using this technique, one can numb the mandibular facial tissue and anterior teeth, but neither this mandibular facial infiltration technique nor the mental nerve block will numb the lingual tissue or tongue.